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Women in Science Award

 

The FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award highlights major contributions by female scientists to life sciences research. Winners of the award are inspiring role models for future generations of women in science. The award is a joint initiative of EMBO and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) .

 

Each year the exceptional achievements of one woman working in the life sciences in Europe will be rewarded. The winner will receive 10,000 euro, a bronze statue and the opportunity to give a plenary lecture at the FEBS Congress.

 

FEBS EMBO Women in Science Awards since 2008

2016

Fiona Watt UK

2015

Caroline Dean UK

2014

Pascale Cossart FR

2013

Geneviève Almouzni FR

2012

Susan M. Gasser CH

2011

Carol V. Robinson UK

2010

Ingrid Grummt DE

2009

Anne Houdusse FR

2008

Naama Barkai IL

 

Nominate

Nominees should be women scientists working in an EMBC Member State or FEBS member country, who have made outstanding contributions to life sciences research and significantly advanced our understanding of a particular discipline in the last five years. The award is generally not meant to be for lifetime achievements. Their research can cover any area of the life sciences including agricultural and biomedical research.

 

The closing date for nominations for the 2017 award is 1 October 2016. 

 

To submit a nomination, please send the following documents, ideally combined into a single pdf, to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Nomination form
  • Support letter 1
  • Support letter 2
  • Nominee CV (max. three pages)

The nomination form asks the nominee to give details of the nominee's contribution(s) to the field and describe any outstanding achievements. Please include evidence of international recognition, leadership and mentorship qualities, as well as honours and awards. The support letters should come from two additional scientists (i.e. not the nominator). There is no requirement for the nominator or supporters to be EMBO Members.

 

The committee find it informative to have an overview of the candidate's career, but are most interested in contributions within the last five years.

 

 

The award

EMBO | FEBS Women in Science Award

 

The FEBS | EMBO Women in Science Award consists of a bursary of €10,000, and a sculpture designed by Marloes Eerden. More details on the artist (pdf).

 

Watch a video about the sculpture designer (in Dutch with English subtitles).

Nominations deadline

1 October

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Contact

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Gerlind WallonGerlind Wallon
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